Laure Gossec

Service de Rhumatologie B, Hôpital Cochin, 27, rue du faubourg Saint-Jacques, Paris, France

Keywords: Rheumatoid arthritis, outcome measure, response criteria, fatigue, pain


Patient reported outcomes have become increasingly important in the evaluation of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) over recent years. Besides pain and functional capacity, fatigue, sleep and wellbeing are also important for RA patients. We will discuss here the importance of patient-reported outcomes, different domains of health, and how to evaluate them, with a focus on questionnaires available in Turkey. (Turk J Rheumatol 2010; 25: 99-104)